Buhari to lead Nigeria’s delegation to 71st UN General Assembly

United Nations General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will lead Nigeria’s delegation to the 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA) scheduled to begin at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, has said.

Mr. Onyeama, who made the fact known in Abuja on Friday at a news conference, said the president would be discussing series of issues which had direct impact on Nigeria.

He said the president would, among others, set the record straight on the issue of human rights violation and sign the Paris Agreement on Climate.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) held in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.

The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to 2°C.

The agreement is due to enter into force in 2020.

Mr. Onyeama said the president signing the agreement would send a signal to the world that Nigeria was serious with it. He noted that China and the U.S. had already signed it.

He said the UNGA conference was a unique one where the Nigerian leader had opportunity to meet world leaders and build on the country’s reputation.

“It is one unique conference where world leaders assemble and address issues pre-occupying their minds; it is a wonderful opportunity for the president to build on his reputation.

“President Buhari is well regarded by the world leaders and it will give him opportunity to reconnect and engage them on various issues.

“He needs world leaders’ support in the areas of economy, security, anti-corruption and governance. He will use the opportunity to push for Nigeria’s interest at the UN,” the minister said.

He said the president would also use the opportunity to look for foreign markets for Nigerian’s products and garner support for the economy.

Mr. Onyeama said that the president would also use the opportunity to canvass for the repatriation of Nigeria’s stolen money in foreign banks.

“Mr. President will use the opportunity to canvass for support for the recharge of Lake Chad.

“There will be a discussion on Lake Chad Basin and how to recharge the lake through Central Africa which will cost about $15 billion.

“Mr President will engage and push for investors on the project. He will be looking at Public, Private Partnership to mobilise that kind of funding for Lake Chad.

“Such investment will have direct impact on at least five million people,” he said.

According to Mr. Onyeama, there will also be a discussion on one vision, one Africa where all African nations can have a voice on issues that have direct impact on the continent.

He said the EU would be putting €31 billion on the table to address certain issues affecting Middle East and part of Africa.

He said Nigeria was the only one invited for the meeting to look into how to spend the money, adding that the forum would give Nigeria opportunity to access the fund.

(NAN)

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  • musa aliyu

    Ajalas

    • abodes_124

      not much any more. Not good if you have a middle ear problem .That is why we have been saved a little money in the past few weeks. The Presidential fleet remains with regular servicing and maintenance at the rate of a couple of billion Nairas per month. Dizeani’s, you remember, was just one small jet and you recall the alleged maintenance cost. Our country is not as poor as they make out.

  • Benjamin

    GOING TO UN TO TELL THE WORLD THAT ALL IS WELL IN THE ZOO CALLED NIGERIA, THAT HE ONLY NEED EU VOTED MONEY TO BY WEALON WITH WHICH TO KILL BIAFRANS.

    AND THEN, THE EU WILL APPLAUD YOU, EMBRAZE YOU, THE HOMO IN THE WHITEHOUSE OBAMA WILL HUGG YOU, KISS YOU AND APPLAUD YOU FOR MURDRING, KIDNAPING DR. NNAMDI KANU AND STILL DETAINING HIM AND OTHER INNOCENT BIAFRANS IN THE ISLAMIC ZOO CELL.
    AFTER THAT ADOLF HITLER POEDOPHILE MOHAMADU BUHARI WL THEN RETURN TO THE ZOO TO CONTINUE MASSACRING BIAFRANS TO KEEP THE ZOO CALLED NIGERIA ONE.

    BRAVO THE ISLAMIC JIHADIST, MOHAMADU BUHARI, BRAVO MURDEROUS TERRORISTS MOHAMADU BUHARI, BRAVO SPONSOR OF BOKO HARAM, BRAVO BUHARI FOR SENDING FULANI HERDSMEN TO CUT OPEN THE STOMACH OF A PREGNANT WOMAN AND BUTCHERING A CATHOLIC REVEREND FATHER. BRAVO FOR ALL THE ATROCITIES DSS, ISLAMIC BOKO HARAM SOLDIERS ARE COMMITTING IN BIAFRALAND.

  • favourtalk

    God will go before you and after you sir, GO and tell them to help us recover some of our money again

    • Olatubosun

      Sure
      I trust him

  • Bee

    President Buhari is well regarded by the world leaders and it will give him opportunity
    to reconnect and engage them on various issues.

    Good to know that he has been disconnected with world leaders. Also anxious to see how
    this reconnection will take place.
    Probably with another Bombshell of Jabs about how his citizens are criminals and how unconducive his country is for
    Business, or at best announcing which group among his citizens to be crushed in his perpetual warfare with his own citizens.

    This train has no destination.Period

    • abodes_124

      Somebody will be representing him. Flying will aggravate his ear problem.. However if he is deaf to professional advice and goes ….

  • Akinpelu Olugbade

    Nigeria does not need to ratify the climate change deal. Must we sign something because the western powers do so? China for instance only signed when it has benefited immensely from not signing it. What is Nigeria’s contribution to the green house, virtually nothing. We aren’t industrialized, no nuclear station spewing carbon dioxide to the air. We do not need to sign every agreement put on our table especially those that have no direct benefit to Nigeria. At best we sign at a future date when we can feel the impact. America and China resisted it in the past (despite overwhelming scientific evidence) to protect their economy. It was when hurricane devastation was on the rise, drought crept into California and winter kept creeping to the south that the US agreed to it. China also signed when air pollution became a big issue.

  • Olatubosun

    God bless our president
    God will go before you sir